On December 12th 2019, we will test our endurance, spirit and friendship, as we pit ourselves against the Atlantic Ocean. Covering 3000 miles from La Gomera to Antigua, this is the world’s toughest rowing race. Crews will test the limit of their physical and mental strength; to achieve something unthinkable, rowing unaided across the Atlantic ocean. The race begins in early December, where teams will launch to spend up to 40 nights at the mercy of the sea. So difficult is the task, that more people have been into space or climbed Everest than have rowed the Atlantic. Ocean rowing is, as John Fairfax described, ‘a battle with nature, primitiv and raw’.
The aim is to keep the boat moving. Only stopping for 1 hour a week to clean the boat, the team will row in 2 hour shifts, followed by a 2 hour eating and sleeping break, continuously around the clock.